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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
: do you think the debates are make or break for you? plus, nancy cordes, jan john dickerson on what could be a turning point in the race. bombs are turning one of the world's most historic cities into rubble-- at least 40 dead today. clarissa ward on who's behind it. most americans take supplements, but do they work? dr. jon lapook has the results of a new investigation. and anthony mason with unforgettable debate moments. >> there you go again. >> who am i? >> you're no jack kennedy. >> pelley: so give a listen. >> i'm all ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver for their very first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error,
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> even today over celebrating the st. today? >>> john the baptist is being celebrated his be heading he appears twice in the church calendar the first time is on his birthday in the second time today we recognize his be handing his martyrdom he is not because stink stephen the first murder but john the baptist is really murder even before him. >>> of course as the process of canonization but there is an understanding perhaps the meth if you are murdered her automatically sent is that true >>> you are in reality it go directly to have been and all those in heaven are saints were ordered for the faith. either of two types of martyrdom is murdered him for hatred of faith from the one who kills them hates the faith or sent for some virtue connected with the faith. so those murders certainly go straight to heaven but they're not always recognize runaway but many of them have been in time >>> it's an exciting process and it begins but had they come up with this? >>> as you say the murders in the early church christians for persecuted and the early era of the church and then it caused some
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
more than a dozen have been released because of questions about how she handled seidence. john martin is a defense attorney. >> everyone who's been convicted nn the last five to six years is possibly the victim of a very substantial miscarriage of justice and on the other hand a lot of very dangerous people might get out of jail. >> reporter: co-workers called teokhan superwoman because she se ted more than 500 samples a month compared to 150 for a typical chemist. that raised suspicions spelled out in a 100-page report by the massachusetts state police. a supervisor said he never saw dookhan in front of a microscope. another chemist said dookhan would submit a cocaine sample and it would come back heroin or vice versa. she is also alleged to have lied under oath claiming to have a master's degree in chemistry from the university of nissachusetts. dookhan later told investigators "i screwed up big time. i messed up. i messed up bad. it's my fault. i don't want the lab to get in trouble." >> if you can get your results done quickly and handle a big volume you're perceived to be a good
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for a big moment that voters will remember. >> joe the plumber. >> reporter: like john mccain's invitation of an ohio plumber who questioned mr. obama's tax plan four years ago. >> in the third debate, john mccain repeatedly alluded to joe the plumber, and the allegation that barack obama #-r would share the wealth. >> reid: jamieson says that gave mccain a boost in the polls, but as mccain later learned, even a memorable debate moment carries a candidate only so far. the live tv audience for the first obama-romney debate is expected to be about 60 million people. that's roughly half the number expected to vote in the election. the combination of shrinking finances and rising crime is forcing drastic change on camden, new jersey, a small city just across the delaware from philadelphia. tony guida has the details of a reorganization plan that would take veteran cops off the beat permanently. >> reporter: if camden had its own postcards, the picture would look look a lot like this-- police responding to the scene of a crime. with just 77,000 residents and 1500 violent crimes and 48 murders t
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. in nevada, the president, who has been rehad hersing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney, went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. i've never seen it before. >> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue that romney would raise taxes on the middle class when he implied that president obama's policies already have hurt. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class that's been buried the last four years, how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> reporter: biden later tried to dig out of that hole. but republicans pounced. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: but the day's events quickly were overshadowed by a 2007 speech of then presidential candidate and senator obama veering off his prepared script before a predominantly black audience he seemed to imply the federal gove
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. jo john, some republicans are areplaining these polls aren't ren'ting an accurate picture. do they have a case? se reporter: well, they have a >>se when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. howly what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the orrrents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too many democrats. in 2004 democrats said pollsters were talking to too many oepublicans. it's a standard complaint for the party that the currents are moving against. >> pelley: john, why is there such a difference between the whichnal poll which is lssentially a tie and the poll in the battleground states? >> well, they're really polls of to different countries. the battleground states people erentseen millions of dollars of e battany negative. they've gotten visits on their doorstep from campaign isitste
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
the american commander there, general john allen. here's part of that interview. >> you're in a tough spot right now. can you explain why the sudden increase in these attacks? >> well, i'm mad as hell about them, to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere, across the united states. you know, we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> at a certain point as these attacks continue, the american people are going to say, we've had enough. why are we training these people if they're murdering us. >> well, that may be in fact. it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. the key point is for us to understand that the vast majority, the vast majority of the afghans, you've lived with them, you understand these people, they're with us in this. they understand right now the severity of this problem and the urgency of what's happening and there have been afghans who have been killed trying to save our forces when these attacks have been underway because that was the only reaction that they could have t
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Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, john? >> reporter: as we under stand it, at 5:30 this morning, four men in a boat at candlestick marina, headed out from the golden gate, two miles of pigeon point. at that point, something happened. a rogue wave hit the boat and knocked four men into the water. two of them were wearing life vests and two were not. the sheriff's sergeant john gonzalez has more. >> the problem was a delay in the search. it happened at 10:00 but one of the subjects self-rescued and was able to crawl and make his way up to this farmhouse where we are at right now and call 911. an hour delay. the boat was pretty much right on the shoreline. not that far. maybe out 50 yards or something like that. and, so, that was how the two made it to shore. one was -- it went to shore and suffered hypothermia, the other subject made it up here to the farmhouse. >> reporter: so, that is two men in the hospital and two men still missing at sea. the coast guard is searching along with other agents all day. we understand that even at this hour there is a aircraft over the ocean and a helicopter. the 130 will drop the
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Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
than four million early voters expected. john dickerson is in our washington bureau. he's our political director. and, john, i wonder what impact does all this early voting have on the campaigns? t reporter: well, the presidential race is now on two reacks-- the traditional election track headed towards november 6 and the early voting track, where what the candidates say and two in these battleground states ask influence votes being cast right now. both candidates have traveled to early-voting states to implore voters to cast their ballots. barack obama will be preparing for debates in nevada, where cbs expects 65% of vote voters to vote early. his presence in the state of nevada stirs up activities for democrats who then will try to arck up their voters early. if a campaign can get lots of voters to vote early, then the campaign can spend its time and resources in other battleground states with other voters. >> pelley: these early votes aren't counted until election day. i wonder how do the campaigns know how people are voting early? >> the secretary of state in most of the early votin
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. >> the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
with the president will be massachusetts senator john kerry who will play romney. kerry and romney knew each other well when romney was governor of massachusetts both campaigns are desperately trying to lower expectations. in a memo leaked to the press a top romney adviser called the president one of the most talented political communicators in modern history and noted the president has engaged in eighty-one-on-one presidential debates while this is romney's first. the obama campaign is also down playing expectations. they say he hasn't had enough time to prepare for the debate because he's been so busy as president dealing with a series of crises in the middle east. >> chip reid in boston. thanks. >>> for more on campaign 2012, we turn to jonathan allen, a senior political correspondent from politico. jonathan, good morning to you. >> good morning, rebecca. >> i want to begin where chip left off. the president's advisors say he's been so busy dealing with international affairs coming into the debate he hasn't had a chance to prepare. some of the tlmts coming out of these international affairs, th
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
this morning." a suicide bomber targets nato troops in afghanistan. at least 14 are dead. we'll ask john miller about the dangerous new link between the taliban and al qaeda. >>> as the candidates focus on wednesday's debate, a top republican predicts we'll see a brand-new race on thursday. >>> around schwarzenegger tells "60 minutes" he still wants his family to forgive him. we'll show you part of that interview you didn't see last night. >>> we begin the today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> breaking news in eastern afghanistan. >> at least three nato troops killed in a suicide plan. >> the attacker ran his motorcycle packed with explos e explosives into a u.s. military convoy. >> after all these years of war? >> the reason for the nato and american intervention is terrorism. terrorism has not gone away. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our h
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
ball. >> announcer: here comes john kenneth galbraith. >> osgood: covered by our own charles kuralt. >> reporter: the people have come from rome, hollywood, venice, paris, washington, san francisco, loaned. >> osgood: the party's purpose was good cheer and fellowship, to hear capote tell it. >> before the unhavocking anybody can dance with anybody they want to or talk to anybody they want to. it's a completely free thing. by the time the unmasking come, you made a lot of new friends. that was the point. >> osgood: truman capote never did publish another major work in his lifetime. the short pieces he did write offended some of his high society friends. by 1977 capote had become something of a recognizable cliche. mocked by woody allen in the film annie haul. >> the winner of the truman capote look-alike contest. >> reporter: turns out that was truman capote in an uncredited cameo. he fell into a downward spiral of alcohol and drug addiction. as he freely admitted in a drunken appearance on a 1978 talk show. >> what's going to happen unless you lick this problem of drugs and alcohol?
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
university poll shows the president leading mitt romney by four points 49-45. >> introduced by john elway. he told the crowds that the debates will be crucial to the campaign. >> an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. the american people are going to have to make their choice as to what kind of america they want. >> jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in denver. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah good morning to our viewers in the west. it's his time to make his case to the american people. 23 debates in the republican primaries but this one is different. it's one on one. part of the debate prep has been working on that head-to-head matchup with senator portman playing president obama. romney came back and talked to the reporters. i asked him point blank if he thinks he can win. he said, look, the president has been trying to fool people into thinking things that i don't. i can't tell you winners or losers. he's the president, an effective speaker, but romney said he thinks if they both do well, he
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Sep 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
senator who will play the role of the president president obama looks to massachusetts senator john kerry to stand in for romney. the debate at the university of denver will get both candidates a chance to explain their stance on the economy dru levenson cbs news >>> but first the date is wednesday in denver on october 11th, biden and republican nominee paul ryan will lock horns in danville, ky and then two more presidential debates one in hempstead new york than bulk raton, florida. from the cbs 5 weather center, our live camera looking out towards dublin that area was a record highs by sunday,,,,,,,,,, you. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. >>> general motors recalls more than 40,000 cars and warm weather states and california. the company says a plastic part can crack from the heat and cause a fuel leak and fire. includes all 2007 and 2
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the blue angels to the america's cup. the big event that could create a traffic nightmare for bay area drivers this week. >> the political and personal secrets of this man, arnold schwarzenegger. his revealing interview last night on 60 minutes. >> should have been one of the best days of their lives. the coupl
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for coming up with a simple solution to the war on poverty. cbs 5 reporter john ramos reports his idea is getting national attention even from the white house. >> reporter: a man who works in this building in oakland has an idea to fight poverty that's so simple and obvious, it's called brilliant. they are calling you a genius. so are you a genius? [ laughter ] >> our standards are way too low if this genius. >> reporter: maurice miller has been awarded a macarthur foundation genius grant for creating the family independence initiative. they bring together low income people and then do something unusual for a social service agency. they don't try to help. they let the clients think for themselves. >> there are very few programs that let that happen. funding doesn't allow that. funding requires that the organization of professionals intervenes. it starts with the other assumption. we start with, you know, if my staff intervenes, they're gone. >> reporter: that's right. he actually fired staff members who tried to offer advice. the point is to get people to come up with their own ideas o
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
with the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >>> and john hennessy weighs in on the high cost of a college education. >>> that is the "morning news" for this friday. as always, thanks for watching. i'm terrell brown. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com his a and have tennis volunteer against st
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Sep 30, 2012 8:30am PDT
for the "daily beast "the adviser and consultant of course for john kerry. and larry sabato who runs the university of virginia center for pol techs. larry, let me start with you. you're kind of the man in the middle here. where do you think the race stands right now? >> bob, i think the president is ahead. at my crystal ball station we have him at 290 electoral votes but some of those states are just barely leaning to him, like my native virginia. obama is ahead two or three points. the polls have him up higher than that, but i don't think he's really there. >> schieffer: ar let me just go to our map of the battled ground states here, nevada, new hampshire, north carolina, ohio, virginia, florida, iowa, wisconsin and colorado. i think most of the polls suggest now that the president is at least slightly ahead in all of these states, except possibly north carolina. cbs news is now calling ohio in fact leaning, leaning to the president not a toss-up state. does that sound about right to you? >> that sounds about right. i actually think north carolina is probably leaning to romney, des
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
walked more than 2 miles to find its owner. john dolan was sick in the hospital in new york. next the hospital found the dog and the staff called the phone number on the dog's license. it turns out the dog was in the lobby at the hospital. zander was in the hospital, a white husky and he walked along a highway crossed a stream all to get to his best friend. >> my wife priscilla was just saying, the whole time i was gone he is sitting in my spot on the bed in a ball. >> he will always remember that john brought him home from the shelter and i think that's where the loyalty comes from. >> dogs like zander have three million scent glands that help them track. lawrence was just asking. there is your answer. in this case the owner in the hospital. so that was nice. >>> 4:57. it didn't come up in the debate so why is mitt romney now saying something about the 47%? >> plus, airline anxiety. american grounds half of its fleet of 757s. how the slipping seats problem is affecting bay area flights. >> i'm glad i filled up my gas tank yesterday because just overnight, they have risen about 16
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
told you so moment for chris christie. norah and charlie? >> jan, thank you. >>> john dickerson is also in denver. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> exactly how does this change the dynamics of the race? >> well, conservatives who were worried about romney, not sure if he was on kind of a long-term slide, are now very excited. it means that mitt romney doesn't have to deal with those money folks. they're excited. it gives romney a second look from the independent voters or folks who were just still tuning in. he has corrected the public narrative for him. those are good things. the real question is, can this stick to romney? can he take advantage of this successful performance going forward? >> john, what about president obama's performance? there was no mention of the 47%, no mention of bain, no mention of women's health care and obamacare. did obama leave his greatest hits on the cutting room floor? >> i think he did. what mitt romney did successfully, he was able to press the case against the president while also remaining appealing enough that those instant polls done
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama and for the president's preparations senator john kerry will stand in for romney. cub manager brown vetoes a bill to ban agencies from disrupting cellphones service without court order, it targeted bart, which sparked a free-speech debate when it cut cellphones service in san francisco to disrupt the planned protest, the governor said it could divert attention from a true emergency by requiring court agencies to get eight court order prior to a shutdown >>> public pensions are a big problem many thought reform could not go far enough public pensions are half of that elizabeth cook on why the other financial nightmare not getting the attention. >>> gov. brown may focus is aimed at public pension reform but another fiscal problem looms in the distance for california cities paying for retiree health benefits >>> by the time they declare bankruptcy they closed the benefits that closed libraries and deferreds to reclining they've raised library fees all those things happen first >>> all this happens in a city near you san jose is wrapped up a billion dollar del oakland more than 50
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
-to-head. romney used senator portman of ohio to act as his opponent. john carrey played the president. they said both men are ready. >> i think that both are excellent in their own way. you can argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> reporter: today, president barack obama headed to las vegas while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> in afghanistan, five people are dead including two americans after a firefight broke out in the eastern part of the country. an insider attack similar to the ones that have killed dozens of nato forces. drew levenson tells us how this a tack marks a grim milestone. [gunfire] >> reporter: this weekend marked a deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago t. happened at a checkpoint in the eastern part of the country. one u.s. soldier, an american contractor, and three af began so
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zingers. >> it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost answer month. >> reporter: romney has softened his position on immigration. he will honor the president's recent stopgap measure allowing the children of illegal workers to stay in the country until immigration reform is passed. the first debate is focused on domestic issues. mitt romney and president obama will spend the first half tackling the economy and second half addressing healthcare and other national concerns. >> and cbs 5 will have special live coverage of the presidential debate beginning tomorrow night at 6:00. >> coming up, more airplane seats coming through during flight. toni
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
and uncomfortable compared to the tanned, relaxed john f. kennedy. then voters heard the impatient sighs of al gore. it was clear by the microphones while george w. bush was talking. it played into a larger narrative into the campaigns. it re-inforced what the audience thought about the candidates. >> when gore sighed endlessly and moaned during the debate and we saw that on television, it just emphasized the idea that he was arrogant and condescending, something people were already concerned about. when nixon was sweating, there was some sense that he was already shifty and there was an anxiety in his soul as well as his body. >> that's what the question in this campaign is about. >> reporter: in a later debate that year gore appeared to invade the personal space of bush. >> i believe i can. >> reporter: a move which made him look awkward compared to his relaxed opponent. in 1992 george h.w. bush was caught twice by cameras glancing at his watch during a town hall debate with voters which reinforced the suggestion he was disengaged and uninterested. >> when something is as close as it is now a sma
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of growing community unrest. earlier today i spoke with john burris. bluford family's attorney. supporters made noise at two city council meetings. >> the fact that crime may be high in oakland, i don't think there's any dispute about that. that doesn't mean you get to lower the standard for police unions. >> reporter: the bluford case is not believed to be part of the monitor's investigation but someone say it planned a seed of doubt within the oakland community. alan bluford was shot and killed by an opd officer in may. the police report handed to the family showed bluford did not fire a shot despite initial reports. >> part of the problem is a lack of transpartnercy . it's taken this family 6 months to get a police report. that's a lot of pain they are suffering. >> reporter: the investigation is ongoing. some neighbors say it leaves a dark mark on the department and added to a trend the lawyer said he has seen in this city. >> officers understand that if they shoot and kill someone or discharge their weapon, that the forces within the department itself, either the culture or the people
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
evening. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john what's your take away from the debate so far? >> well, scott it's interesting looking at the pictures right now of the two candidates. they're talking to each other like they're friends. it's -- that was the sense of this debate. there was no -- it was a lot of clear choices but i think if you look at the context of this debate, governor romney was coming in, there was some trouble. conservatives were worried about him. they were worried he was losing this race. i think that he was competent and calm and looked the president's equal in this debate and i think for him giving the state of where the romney campaign was that was probably a good thing for him tonight. >> pelley: and both candidates were not shy about attacking the other. >> that's right. but they were not overly aggressive. the challenge for romney was could he both be aggressive with the president but also look appealing to the voters. and it appears he was able to do that tonight. pressing his case but also respectful enough so that at the end they could be smi
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
back, according to the two men who know more about this than anyone-- u.s. general john allen and afghan president hamid karzai. we interviewed both of them, and they were blunt about where the war stands and about an enemy tactic that's killing more and more americans. we arrived in the afghan capital just after four u.s. soldiers were gunned down by an afghan policeman who was with them in a firefight. it's what the u.s. military calls an "insider attack," when u.s. forces are killed by the afghans they're training and fighting with. last month, these attacks were the leading killer of american troops. it's a critical problem for general allen, whose job is to make sure afghan security forces take over the fight so u.s. soldiers can come home. you're in a tough spot right now. can you explain why the sudden increase in these attacks? >> general john allen: well, i'm mad as hell about them, to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere across the united states. you know, we're... we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
in afghanistan. we'll get analysis from john miller. europe's big come back in the ryder cup. we'll hear from a cbs sports golf analyst. and jared neiman talks about his new album. that and more a little later on cbs "this morning". for now that will do it for the morning news on a monday. i appreciate you watching as always. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. i'm terrell brown. take care. have a great day. 10/1/12 >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >> good morning. monday is upon us. so is october. it's the 1st. >> time now is 4:30. we're going to check with laurance on the waeth ore. >> it's going to be hotter. today probably the peak of the
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> basically, they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for the debate but both the white house and the romney campaign are trying to lower expectations. neither side wants their candidate to take the stage with a perceived advantage. the polls show most americans believe obama will win the first debate. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: but historically it's the challenger who usually gets a boost. >> less important than what they say is how they appear. do they treat their rival with respect? do they connect with the audience? do they respond at the moment when they have to react? how do they look? how do they seem? >> reporter: the debate could have an immediate impact because early voting is already under way in a couple of swing states. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> up nex
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> reporter: john quinn is one of those people who will be paying close attention to those first 45 minutes of the debate. he is about to lose his apartment after being unemployed for four months. >> i'm a college graduate. i had a steady career in telecom for over 12 years. i look for work 7 days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >> you can see the debate live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 tonight. >>> 4:42. more airplane seats coming loose during another flight. what american said is the big problem. >> plus, an outpouring of support
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
bluford in cold blood! >> reporter: john burris is an attorney in the lawsuit that triggered the monitor report. >> this is not new. that's how it's always been. >> reporter: is this unique to oakland in your experiencing? >> oh, no, no. absolutely not. >> reporter: a little while ago i spoke with chief howard jordan. he said that what we have here is a summary of the report and he is holding off judgment or any comments until he has seen the entire report and the backup information. he also has a press conference scheduled for tomorrow to talk about the recent shootings that have occurred in oakland. and he has also put up the alan bluford files, the police reports, online as well for everyone to see. in oakland, phil matier, cbs 5. >>> pain at the pump. gas prices are on a sharp rise with no relief in sight. and it's not the cost of oil. so why are we paying more? >> temperatures are on a sharp fall right now. check out the onshore flow rushing into and over downtown san francisco where it's 30 degrees cooler right now than this time yesterday. wait until you see how chilly we get in
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
administered. >> pelley: seth, thank you. dr. jon lapook is our medical correspondent. john, seth just said the c.d.c. is investigating how the vials were contaminated. how might they have been wentaminated? haat are the possibilities? >> reporter: scott, that medication is supposed to be prepared in a sterile environment but if there's a breakdown in the system there could be contamination in the fungus. it's common in soil, decomposing leaves and even floating in the air. >> pelley: if the fungus is everywhere, as you describe it, why is it so dangerous in this case? >> reporter: in somebody with a normal immune system the lungs filter it out. ouen you inject it directly into the spine, that's like a straight highway to the brain. >> pelley: jon, thank you very ver. it has been more than three weeks since that deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. s.nsulate in benghazi, libya. today, the libyan government finally allowed a team of f.b.i. agents to see the crime scene. four americans were killed in that attack, of course, including ambassador chris stephens. the agents, with a u.s. military
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
his republican rival is not impressed. >> reporter: john keenan is repairing bikes these days. not in montana, where he owns a farm with his wife, but in springfield, virginia. >> i moved back in with my parents the same house i grew up in. >> reporter: he left behind breathtaking vistas and his cashmere sheep because jobs are more plentiful on the east coast. >> the scenery is awesome. everybody wants to move there. but you can't eat the scenery. >> reporter: the latest job numbers suggest more of the same for people like keenan, 114,000 jobs were added last month less than in august or july. but the all-important unemployment rate fell to 7.8% the lowest since president obama took office. officials at the white house say there is still more work to be done on the jobs front but insists the latest report is proof the economy is headed in the right direction. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: campaigning in virginia, gop wh
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. governor jerry brown signed a law that will lessen the impact of standardized test into that equation. john ramos finds out that teachers are all for it. >> fremont high school in oakland is a bad school. that is what the state is telling people when they compare test results to higher scoring good schools. but ask the kids in his college prep class and it will tell you that they're sick of the simplistic labels. >> for a district judge me on a test score, is just like, it is ignorant because you don't even know me. >> a lot of times we are categorized as people but were slow or smart but it is not true. the test does not show that. >> now the legislature agrees, when state governor jerry brown signed into law new rules for ranking schools that will not rely solely on standardized testing. the law is intentionally vague about the new criteria, leaving that up to the state superintendent of public education and the advisory panels. u.s.s. professor says that teachers have been frustrated for years about having to teach to the test. >> we have to pretend that we're doing a good job educating
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
americans. there were repeated requests for additional security before the attacks. cnn correspondent john miller and former fbi director joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what are we finding out about that security and are we getting the answers that we need? >> well we're going to be learning more. what we're learning now is that there were a drumbeat of incidents, about 13 security threats either directly to the embassy, to the consulate, a handful of those. but incidents in the surrounding area against british red cross and so on. and this was building up. >> why did ambassador stevens go to benghazi? and did they appreciate the danger and did they in fact, have enough security for him? >> this is a fascinating question. this is where our story forks off in two directions. i've been at embassies all over the world and seen how security works. when it comes to the ambassador whether he is going to make a trip, make that call, in the embassy, the ambassador is king. that is his call, whether he is going to go. the things that go along w
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
entirely to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> reporter: john quinn is one of those people who will be paying close attention to those first 45 minutes of the debate. he is about to lose his apartment after being unemployed for four months. >> i'm a college graduate. i had a steady career in telecom for over 12 years. i continuelook for work seven days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of the debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something to get costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, mich
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> reporter: john quinn is one of those people who will be paying close attention to those first 45 minutes of the debate. he is about to lose his apartment after being unemployed for four months. >> i'm a college graduate. i had a steady career in telecom for over 12 years. i continuelook for work 7 days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. tonight's debate will be the first of three between the two candidates this month. as for the vice-presidential hopes of, frank and michelle, the hopefuls will face off in their own debate next week. >> is it make
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